The APRC: Spiriting Away the Constitution (2015)
34min · Documentary, Drama, War · 1 January 2015
Dance and Politics. What do the two have in common? In Sri Lanka, politicians make decisions to the sound of drums, and dancers move to the tune of politics. This unconventional doc-drama is an insight into the failed promises of Asia's longest serving leader, and the first documentary on Sri Lanka's transition from authoritarianism to democracy. Its focal point is one of the many lost opportunities : the APRC, a committee sitting during the civil war to finalize a new constitution and to solve the national question. While some say it was a performance choreographed to deceive the world and buy time to finish the civil war, some participants genuinely believed it was the process through which a solution could be found to the ethnic problem.